Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA) is a multi-disciplinary design firm dedicated to improving the built environment through creative, contemporary design. Our design process combines rigorous analysis, intuitive curiosity and thoughtful execution to create inspiring, contextually responsive solutions.


    As an MBE, HAA’s diverse group of design professionals work collaboratively across multiple disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, strategic planning, interior design, and graphic design. HAA offers informed perspectives to create compelling, sustainable projects, that provide a lasting and positive impact on our communities.


    Hamilton Anderson was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1994 when architect Rainy Hamilton, Jr. partnered with planner and landscape architect Kent Anderson. Together they founded Hamilton Anderson with a simple premise: as architect and landscape architect, and as two individuals from radically different beginnings, they would pool their talents, personalities and backgrounds to build a firm that values unity over uniformity.


    Today, HAA has evolved with emerging, dynamic leaders whose design acumen stretches across a wide array of professional design services, including planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture.  The firm includes a diverse group of design professionals working collaboratively to create compelling, inspirational and sustainable projects, to make a positive, lasting impact on our communities.

  • [+]CULTURE

    We are comprised of a diverse, self-motivated group of design professionals who possess a passion for creativity and participating in the urban experience. We believe in nurturing a firm culture that promotes open communication and cultivates a high level of team performance. As a multi-disciplinary design firm, we draw strength from our collective backgrounds and experiences.  This diversity also informs our process, one in which multiple perspectives are valued and well-informed decisions are based in thoughtful, clear analysis and design

  • [+]STUDIO

    The firm occupies two floors of an old warehouse in downtown Detroit's Harmonie Park District -- a unique entertainment destination, home to bars, restaurants, residential and commercial lofts, two professional sports complexes, and a theater district.


    Our studios are defined by a creative, collaborative and open-minded process - a process that has been fundamentally shaped by hard work and passion.  We have developed methods and processes to produce strong, well-informed projects that often exceed the expectations of our clients.


    Adaptive Reuse

    Building Rehabilitation

    Community Development & Planning Assistance

    Construction Administration

    Cost Estimating

    Design Standards and Design Guidelines

    Development Strategies and Programs

    Facilities Assessment

    Feasibility Analysis

    Graphic Design

    Historic Preservation

    Interior Design / Space Planning

    Land Use Studies

    Landscape Architecture

    Master Planning


    Site Design

    Site Evaluation / Selection

    Stakeholder Participation / Charrettes

    Strategic Planning / Visioning

    Sustainable Design (LEED Certification)

    Urban Design / City Planning


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